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Saturday 15th May

Events for this weekend have been added to the calendar.

This week we are running morning sessions on the river and afternoon sessions on Pugney’s. We will run tasters sessions at both locations.

There is rain forecast during the week and the river is a little higher than normal but hopefully the river will still be at a manageable level for the morning session however if it does rise too much we may have to cancel the session and move to the afternoon session at Pugney’s or the following week.

We are now allowed to run sessions up to 15 people in total including coaches and participants (in line with guidance from British Canoeing). 

Morning river session:

10.00 – 12.00pm         

10.00 – 12.00pm Taster session

Afternoon Pugney’s session:

1.00 – 3.00pm

1.00 – 3.00pm Taster session

If the sessions become full we will add a further sessions. If anyone is feeling brave the river is quite low and slow flowing so would be suitable for paddle boarding if any members have a board and want to give it a try on the river.         

The café at the river is open now until 9 – 1pm so if you want a sandwich you can grab a butty before getting on the water.

The cost for borrowing equipment is £10.00 per person for any session and tasters sessions are £15 per person.  

Anyone who has not paddled with the club before MUST complete a taster session before joining regular sessions, this allows us to assess any new members and run over club safety procedure’s etc. Taster sessions can also be booked on the website .

PLEASE can all participants bear in mind there is still a high risk of Covid infection and while we are allowed a larger number of people on the water social distancing must remain in place off the water. Please ensure when coming along to sessions you do not socialise with other members while sorting out kit etc. and once you have picked up your kit move away from the trailer area and sort out your kit with your family members or bubble.

Saturday 8th May

Events for this weekend have been added to the calendar.

This week we are running morning sessions on the river and afternoon sessions on Pugney’s. We will run tasters sessions at both locations.

There has been some rain over the weekend and a little more forecast during the week, hopefully the river will still be at a manageable level for the morning session however if it does rise too much we may have to cancel the session and move to the afternoon session at Pugney’s or the following week.

We are now allowed to run sessions up to 15 people in total including coaches and participants (in line with guidance from British Canoeing). 

Morning river session:

10.00 – 12.00pm         

10.00 – 12.00pm Taster session

Afternoon Pugney’s session:

1.00 – 3.00pm

1.00 – 3.00pm Taster session

If the sessions become full we will add a further sessions. If anyone is feeling brave the river is quite low and slow flowing so would be suitable for paddle boarding if any members have a board and want to give it a try on the river.         

The café at the river is open now until 9 – 1pm so if you want a sandwich you can grab a butty before getting on the water.

The cost for borrowing equipment is £10.00 per person for any session and tasters sessions are £15 per person.  

Anyone who has not paddled with the club before MUST complete a taster session before joining regular sessions, this allows us to assess any new members and run over club safety procedure’s etc. Taster sessions can also be booked on the website .

PLEASE can all participants bear in mind there is still a high risk of Covid infection and while we are allowed a larger number of people on the water social distancing must remain in place off the water. Please ensure when coming along to sessions you do not socialise with other members while sorting out kit etc. and once you have picked up your kit move away from the trailer area and sort out your kit with your family members or bubble.

Saturday 1st May

Events for this weekend have been added to the calendar.

This week we are running morning sessions on the river and afternoon sessions on Pugney’s. We will run tasters sessions at both locations.

There is no rain forecast this week so the river will be at a low level so this will be suitable for all paddlers and for those more experienced we have the weir and rapids upstream to practice advanced skills.

We are now allowed to run sessions up to 15 people in total including coaches and participants (in line with guidance from British Canoeing). 

Morning river session:

10.00 – 12.00pm         

10.00 – 12.00pm Taster session

Afternoon Pugney’s session:

1.00 – 3.00pm

1.00 – 3.00pm Taster session

If the sessions become full we will add a further sessions. If anyone is feeling brave the river is quite low and slow flowing so would be suitable for paddle boarding if any members have a board and want to give it a try on the river.         

The café at the river is open now until 9 – 1pm so if you want a sandwich you can grab a butty before getting on the water.

The cost for borrowing equipment is £10.00 per person for any session and tasters sessions are £15 per person.  

Anyone who has not paddled with the club before MUST complete a taster session before joining regular sessions, this allows us to assess any new members and run over club safety procedure’s etc. Taster sessions can also be booked on the website .

PLEASE can all participants bear in mind there is still a high risk of Covid infection and while we are allowed a larger number of people on the water social distancing must remain in place off the water. Please ensure when coming along to sessions you do not socialise with other members while sorting out kit etc. and once you have picked up your kit move away from the trailer area and sort out your kit with your family members or bubble.

Saturday 24th April

Events for this weekend have been added to the calendar.

This week we are running morning sessions on the river and afternoon sessions on Pugney’s. We will run tasters sessions at both locations.

There is no rain forecast this week so the river will be at a low level so this will be suitable for all paddlers and for those more experienced we have the weir and rapids upstream to practice advanced skills.

We are now allowed to run sessions up to 15 people in total including coaches and participants (in line with guidance from British Canoeing). 

Morning river session:

10.00 – 12.00pm         

10.00 – 12.00pm Taster session

Afternoon Pugney’s session:

1.00 – 3.00pm

1.00 – 3.00pm Taster session

If the sessions become full we will add a further sessions. If anyone is feeling brave the river is quite low and slow flowing so would be suitable for paddle boarding if any members have a board and want to give it a try on the river.         

The café at the river is open now until 9 – 1pm so if you want a sandwich you can grab a butty before getting on the water.

The cost for borrowing equipment is £10.00 per person for any session and tasters sessions are £15 per person.  

Anyone who has not paddled with the club before MUST complete a taster session before joining regular sessions, this allows us to assess any new members and run over club safety procedure’s etc. Taster sessions can also be booked on the website .

PLEASE can all participants bear in mind there is still a high risk of Covid infection and while we are allowed a larger number of people on the water social distancing must remain in place off the water. Please ensure when coming along to sessions you do not socialise with other members while sorting out kit etc. and once you have picked up your kit move away from the trailer area and sort out your kit with your family members or bubble.

Saturday 17th April

Events for this weekend have been added to the calendar.

This week we are running all sessions on the river in the morning and afternoon. This is due to the car parking situation at Pugneys, hopefully this will be resolved in the next few weeks.

All paddlers who were booked onto last weeks sessions that were cancelled have already been added to this weeks sessions so no need to rebook – if you are booked on and can’t make it this week please let us know by email or Facebook message.

There is no rain forecast this week so the river will be at a low level so this will be suitable for all paddlers and for those more experienced we have the weir and rapids upstream to practice advanced skills.

We are now allowed to run sessions up to 15 people in total including coaches and participants (in line with guidance from British Canoeing). 

Morning river session:

10.00 – 12.00pm         

10.00 – 12.00pm Taster session

Afternoon river session:

12.30 – 2.30pm

If the sessions become full we will add a further sessions. If anyone is feeling brave the river is quite low and slow flowing so would be suitable for paddle boarding if any members have a board and want to give it a try on the river.         

The café at the river is open now until 9 – 1pm so if you want a sandwich you can grab a butty before getting on the water.

The cost for borrowing equipment is £10.00 per person for any session. 

Anyone who has not paddled with the club before MUST complete a taster session before joining regular sessions, this allows us to assess any new members and run over club safety procedure’s etc. Taster sessions can also be booked on the website .

PLEASE can all participants bear in mind there is still a high risk of Covid infection and while we are allowed a larger number of people on the water social distancing must remain in place off the water. Please ensure when coming along to sessions you do not socialise with other members while sorting out kit etc. and once you have picked up your kit move away from the trailer area and sort out your kit with your family members or bubble.

Sessions Cancelled – Saturday 10th April

Unfortunately we have to postpone all sessions for this coming Saturday (10th April), as several of our coaches and helpers have had notification from the NHS app to self isolate.

The club takes the safety and well being of all particpants very seriously, so we have decided that due to a reduced number of coaches able to run the sessions, we do not have adequite cover to safely deliver sessions. As such, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this Saturday.

We will move all bookings onto the following Saturday 17th April (at the same time). If this is not convenient for you, we can look to arranage for you to attend a different session in the future. Please contact us if you do not wish to be on the next sessions and would prefer a credit or refund.

We can only apologise for this but I’m sure you all know we always put everyone’s safety as a top priority.

We thank you for your understanding.

West Yorkshire Canoe Club

Saturday 10th April

Events for this weekend have been added to the calendar.

This week we are running all sessions on the river in the morning and afternoon. This is due to the car parking situation at Pugneys, hopefully this will be resolved in the next few weeks.

There is no rain forecast this week so the river will be at a low level so this will be suitable for all paddlers and for those more experienced we have the weir and rapids upstream to practice advanced skills.

We are now allowed to run sessions up to 15 people in total including coaches and participants (in line with guidance from British Canoeing). 

Morning river session:

10.00 – 12.00pm         

10.00 – 12.00pm Taster session

Afternoon river session:

12.30 – 2.30pm

If the sessions become full we will add a further sessions. If anyone is feeling brave the river is quite low and slow flowing so would be suitable for paddle boarding if any members have a board and want to give it a try on the river.         

The café at the river is not open yet but the owner will be on site and if we pre order sandwiches or drinks they will prepare these for delivery before the session, we have not managed to sort out online ordering yet but if you would like a sandwich or drink please make a note in the booking form of what you would like and then we can order for payment on Saturday.

The cost for borrowing equipment is £10.00 per person for any session. 

Anyone who has not paddled with the club before MUST complete a taster session before joining regular sessions, this allows us to assess any new members and run over club safety procedure’s etc. Taster sessions can also be booked on the website .

PLEASE can all participants bear in mind there is still a high risk of Covid infection and while we are allowed a larger number of people on the water social distancing must remain in place off the water. Please ensure when coming along to sessions you do not socialise with other members while sorting out kit etc. and once you have picked up your kit move away from the trailer area and sort out your kit with your family members or bubble.

Saturday 3rd April

At last we can get back onto the water as the lockdown is eased.

Events for this weekend have been added to the calendar. This week we are looking at running sessions on the river in the morning and Pugneys in the afternoon.

We are now allowed to run sessions up to 15 people in total including coaches and participants (in line with guidance from British Canoeing). 

Morning river sessions:

Session one: 10.00 – 12.00pm         

If the first session becomes full we will add a second morning session. If anyone is feeling brave the river is quite low and slow flowing so would be suitable for paddle boarding if any members have a board and want to give it a try on the river.         

The café at the river is not open yet but the owner will be on site and if we pre order sandwiches or drinks they will prepare these for delivery before the session, we have not managed to sort out online ordering yet but if you would like a sandwich or drink please make a note in the booking form of what you would like and then we can order for payment on Saturday.

Afternoon Pugneys session:

Session two: 1.00 – 3.00pm

Changing rooms within the main building are not presently available, so please arrive at the session prepared as best as possible and be prepared to change at your car / outside. For current up-to-date information about current amenities at Pugneys, see the page below:
https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/sport-health-and-leisure/leisure-centres-and-facilities/pugneys-country-park                                                      It is NOT possible to change in our container or leave any belongings inside. Also please remember anyone – paddlers or spectators are NOT allowed past the wooden fence without a buoyancy aid – sorry there are no exceptions to this rule.

We are still waiting for details regarding the car park at Pugneys. Beginning April the car park will be free for the first 2 hours and then payment will be required but this system will not really work for paddlers who are on the water so hopefully we will have an update regarding this shortly. 

Depending on the wishes of the group and the weather, we can either paddle around the lake or stay in the sheltered area.

The cost for borrowing equipment is £10.00 per person for any session, we have had to increase the costs as we spent a large amount of club funds on new equipment and refurbishing the trailer. Even with the increased costs we still offer one of the lowest sessions costs in the area.

Anyone who has not paddled with the club before MUST complete a taster session before joining regular sessions, this allows us to assess any new members and run over club safety procedure’s etc. Taster sessions can be booked either on the river or Pugneys session.

PLEASE can all participants bear in mind there is still a high risk of Covid infection and while we are allowed a larger number of people on the water social distancing must remain in place off the water. Please ensure when coming along to sessions you do not socialise with other members while sorting out kit etc. and once you have picked up your kit move away from the trailer area and sort out your kit with your family members or bubble.